My Reading Goals for 2024

 

 

Dear Bookbugs,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, we are starting it all fresh as much as anyone can. I don’t usually share my New Year goals in my blog, but I hope to achieve a few things in terms of reading. Sometimes it just slips my mind completely by March and comes back the first week of January. Like how I was supposed to read more sci-fi last year, and I even started with a few but didn’t follow through. So this is just a small attempt to put all those beginning-of-the-year ideas out there so that I can look back and follow up on them. I have no idea if I am going to achieve them all, but it feels good to share. 

 

 

And so here we are,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Read fifty books this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is straightforward. I keep my Goodreads goal to 50 and try to keep up. Fifty is doable for me. Last year I read 62 books. I tried raising the bar thing in 2021 and the whole year I kept feeling bad and got into a reading slump. Fifty is just the right number to give me a nudge, but not overwhelming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Read at least two classics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, I try to do this intentionally or unintentionally. I read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I don’t know if you can include them in the classics but I consider them as timeless classics. So, there you go. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Re-read more books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I have some of my old favorites in paperback at home. While buying the books that I already read, I justified myself thinking I could always re-read them. I haven’t yet. So, here is the motivation for that. I want to visit some of the books that I loved and see how I feel about them now. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Read five sci-fi books this year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There I said it out loud. At least I wrote it down so that I don’t lose track of my thoughts. I still don’t have a plan as to which ones that would be, but I have my eyes on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Hopefully, I can add more to the list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Venture into new genres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I read romance and thrillers, mostly. And then there is that gloomy weather where I need a fantasy with a touch of something dark and sinister. Last year, I reviewed one erotic thriller. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it at all and didn’t explore anymore. This year I am thinking about starting to read something paranormal. Horror and gore won’t do for me, but something like Horror for beginners and I might give it a try. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6)  Read books from my longtime backlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there are certain books that I have stopped midway and decided to continue another time. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennet being one of them. I even discontinued Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz last year. Like I said, there are certain books that I didn’t exactly DNF but hit a pause. I would love to finish them this time.

 

 

 

 

Those are the bookish things I wish to accomplish in 2024. Hopefully, I will tick all those boxes. Hope is what the world thrives on, after all.

 

 

Feel free to share your bookish goals for the year in the comments section.

 

 

Happy Reading Everyone!!!

 

 

 

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